The pupils at Truro Prep have been busy with the 30 Days Wild month-long nature campaign run by The Wildlife Trusts.
The Year 5 children have also been working on the ‘share’ part of their John Muir Award, something that all Truro Prep pupils complete, which encourages children to get out in the wild.
Having been inspired by this, pupil Elsie was keen to create a natural habitat to encourage wildlife into the School grounds.
Elsie set about creating a fantastic Bug Hotel, ensuring all materials used were both natural and sustainable to make certain that no wildlife would be compromised by the making of the project.
Catering for honey bees, solitary bees, bumble bees, snails, slugs, spiders, worms and woodlice, the Bug Hotel is situated beside the Truro School Prep dining room. Not only does it provide a calm place for wildlife, but it has also created a place for mindfulness and collective thinking amongst fellow pupils.
The Bug Hotel was officially declared open for business by Cornwall Wildlife Trust trustee, Charlie David. The pupils also reflected on the importance of taking time for wildlife in an inspirational assembly.
All of the children have been designing their own Random Acts of Wildness cards with projects so far including, snail racing, building a hedgehog house, making lavender shortbread and a range of natural cordials.